The National Labor Relations Board denied Amazon’s request to delay a unionization vote in its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse and ensure it’s conducted in-person. “Today’s decision proves that it’s long past time that Amazon start respecting its own employees; and allow them to cast their votes without intimidation and interference,” said Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. Amazon has fiercely advocated against its Bessemer employees unionizing, reportedly posting fliers around the facility, including in bathrooms, attempting to convince workers to vote against unionization, according to The Washington Post. The National Labor Relations Board denied Amazon’s request to delay a unionization vote in its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse and ensure it’s conducted in-person. In January, Amazon requested that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) delay the unionization election , arguing that the proposed mail-in ballot election … [Read more...] about Amazon Loses Bid To Delay Unionization Vote At Its Alabama Warehouse
By Michael Hurley , CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The business of sports dictates that change is the only real constant. Everyone understands this reality. Stories of players spending their entire careers with one organization or of championship rosters staying together for long stretches of time are few and far between. READ MORE: Limited Amount Of New First Dose COVID Vaccine Appointments Go Fast Still, even with an understanding of this requirement in professional sports, the Boston Red Sox seem to be living on the extreme. The latest departure was expected, as outfield Jackie Bradley Jr. will be signing with the Milwaukee Brewers. Given the Red Sox’ desire to get under the luxury tax threshold, re-signing Bradley was never really in the cards. Still, his departure now makes it official that the entire starting outfield from the 2018 World Series-winning Red Sox is now gone. Mookie Betts was traded a year ago. Andrew Benintendi was traded last month. Bradley is now gone. … [Read more...] about With Jackie Bradley Jr. Gone, Who’s Left From 2018 Red Sox?
CROWLEY — A few jagged cottonwoods still jut at the edges of the wind-whipped fields where Jim Valliant grew alfalfa, corn and wheat — before his then- employer, Foxley Cattle Co., sold its water rights to satisfy urban demands along Colorado’s high-growth Front Range. It was one big sale among many of farmers’ water rights that have nearly killed Crowley and other prairie towns on the north side of the Arkansas River. Concrete-lined irrigation ditches that once delivered water now are bone-dry. Draining water that once irrigated crops to supply suburban housing, lawns and golf courses makes it impossible for farms and the towns that depend on farming to survive. “Once you move water out, it ain’t coming back to the land,” the 74-year-old Valliant, now an irrigation specialist for Colorado State University’s Cooperative Extension station in nearby Rocky Ford, said recently as he rolled past the weeds and a slumping farmhouse surrounded by garbage. Built in the 1890s, after … [Read more...] about In Crowley, “plug’s already out of the tub”
Denver Water is asking for state permission to expand the uses of recycled water — to include flushing toilets in commercial buildings, washing cows and pigs at the National Western Stock Show, and irrigating crops such as marijuana. This could increase the 80 or so big customers in metro Denver who already tap a 70-mile network of underground purple pipes carrying recycled water, cleaned to meet the drinking water standards that applied in the 1980s. But state health officials aren’t sure it’s safe to allow wider use. A Denver Water plan calls for at least doubling the amount of recycled water the utility provides, beyond the current 2.6 billion gallons a year to more than 5.6 billion gallons by 2020. Denver’s marijuana sector, alone, could make a big difference. Dope growers have emerged as significant guzzlers, feeding plants an estimated 146 million gallons a year of drinking water. That’s more than the 98 million gallons that metro Denver brewers use to make beer. … [Read more...] about Denver Water wants to double the amount of recycled water used in the city. The health department’s not sure it’s safe
The U.S. and United Kingdom have agreed to suspend some retaliatory tariffs regarding a long-standing Boeing and Airbus dispute for four months, effective Thursday. “This will allow time to focus on negotiating a balanced settlement to the disputes, and begin seriously addressing the challenges posed by new entrants to the civil aviation market from non-market economies, such as China,” the nations said in a joint statement. The move is among the first major actions the Biden administration has taken to ease the aggressive trade wars President Trump Donald Trump House passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE pursued in office. ADVERTISEMENT It will lift tariffs on a variety of foods and spirits, including Scotch whisky, imposed as punishment by the countries over subsidies to their major aerospace manufacturers. … [Read more...] about US, UK suspend retaliatory tariffs for four months